Squadron Sidesteps Anonymous Attack Questions on NY1

State Senator Daniel Squadron. (Photo: Getty)
State Senator Daniel Squadron. (Photo: Getty)

State Senator Daniel Squadron would not deny tonight that his campaign was behind a controversial robocall attacking his rival in the public advocate’s race, Councilwoman Tish James. Continue reading “Squadron Sidesteps Anonymous Attack Questions on NY1”

So Just How Big Has New York’s Tech Sector Gotten?

Just in time to hand the whole dog-and-pony show off to his successor, Mayor Bloomberg finally has some new numbers to rattle off at those chipper press conferences he’s always holding at startup offices.

Today, pegged to the closed-door Bloomberg Technology Summit, hizzoner’s foundation dropped a big report on the state of the city’s tech business. And, well, would you believe it? They found that it’s grown prodigiously since 2007.
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‘Senator Provolone’ Doubles Down on Pre-K Message

Bill de Blasio reads to preschoolers in East Harlem.
Bill de Blasio reads to preschoolers in East Harlem.

It’s official: Senator Provolone is running for mayor.

Today, The Boston Globe introduced the world to the high-school version of Bill de Blasio, a gangly young activist with a passion for student government and a rather creative nickname: “Senator Provolone.”

“That is a true statement. I cannot deny that,” the front-running mayoral candidate said today after Politicker asked about the nickname. Continue reading “‘Senator Provolone’ Doubles Down on Pre-K Message”

De Blasio Hits College-Aged Lhota for Supporting Barry Goldwater

Goldwater Girls
Two “Goldwater Girls” from the era. (Photo: getty)

The mayor’s race is packing up and going to college.

Joe Lhota has repeatedly skewered Democrat Bill de Blasio for supporting the leftist Sandinista regime in his younger days. And now Mr. de Blasio, who remains far ahead in the polls, is returning the favor. Continue reading “De Blasio Hits College-Aged Lhota for Supporting Barry Goldwater”

Michael Grimm Calls Bill de Blasio’s Sandy Plan ‘Completely Asinine!’

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is not a fan of Bill de Blasio’s Hurricane Sandy recovery plan.

Yesterday, Bill de Blasio outlined a plan to use federal Sandy recovery money to fix some of the “greater wrongs” of the city by creating living-wage jobs, affordable housing and community health care sites in areas hard-hit by the storm–aspirations that touch on many of the Democratic mayoral nominee’s campaign themes. Continue reading “Michael Grimm Calls Bill de Blasio’s Sandy Plan ‘Completely Asinine!’”